By becoming involved in policy advocacy, dental students play an integral role in securing results that directly affect our lives as not only students but as future community leaders, practicing dentists, and dental educators.
Dental students often say they need to know more about practice administration when they graduate.
Acting like teeth and using a jump rope to demonstrate proper flossing? This is one of the methods used by University of Michigan School of Dentistry students in treating the children of migrant workers in the Traverse City area of the state.
In my senior year, however, the uncertainty of the licensure examination process convinced me that, at a minimum, a postgraduate year (PGY-1) was a good “safety net."